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Chesterton knew how to make the most of a detective story -- Jorge Luis Borges --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton, (May 29, 1874 - June 14, 1936) better known as G.K. Chesterton, was an English writer. He wrote on philosophy, ontology, poetry, plays, journalism, public lectures and debates, literary and art criticism, biography, Christian apologetics, and fiction, including fantasy and detective fiction. Chesterton is oft en referred to as the "prince of paradox." Time magazine, in a review of a biography of Chesterton, observed of his writing style: "Whenever possible Chesterton made his points with popular sayings, proverbs, allegories-first carefully turning them inside out." - Wikipedia.com --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.